Audio Description

This is theatre for everyone. Any time, anywhere.

Audio Description allows partially sighted audiences to experience theatre. It is a live verbal commentary providing information on the visual elements of a production as it unfolds.

You can now watch National Theatre Audio Described plays Angels in America, Amadeus, Julie, Othello, Phedre and The Cherry Orchard, as well as Coriolanus from the Donmar Warehouse, Yerma and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof from the Young Vic and newly added Julius Caesar from the Bridge Theatre.

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  • Audio Description: Romeo & Juliet

    Movie + 3 extras

    This is the audio described version of Romeo & Juliet.

    Romeo and Juliet risk everything to be together. In defiance of their feuding families, they chase a future of joy and passion as violence erupts around them.

    This new film brings to life the remarkable backstage spaces of the National T...

  • Audio Description: Top Girls

    Movie + 2 extras

    This is the audio description version of Top Girls.

    Now hiring: top girls wanted for prestigious positions. Must be self-motivated go-getters with an appetite for success. No timewasters.

    Marlene is the first woman to head the Top Girls employment agency. But she has no plans to stop there. W...

  • Audio Description: A Streetcar Named Desire

    Movie + 3 extras

    This is the audio described version of A Streetcar Named Desire.

    As Blanche’s fragile world crumbles, she turns to her sister Stella for solace – but her downward spiral brings her face to face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski.

    Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece features Gill...

  • Audio Description: Under Milk Wood

    Movie + 4 extras

    This is the audio described version of Under Milk Wood.

    The retired sea captain yearning for his lost love. The landlady living in terror of her guests. A father who can no longer access his memories. A son in search of redemption.

    As they awake to boiled eggs and the postman, the residents of ...

  • Audio Description: All My Sons

    Movie + 4 extras

    This is the audio described version of All My Sons.

    America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.

    But nothing lasts forever, and long buried truths are forced to ...

  • Audio Description: Chewing Gum Dreams

    Movie + 4 extras

    This is the audio described version of Chewing Gum Dreams.

    Meet Tracey Gordon. Friendship, sex, UK garage, school, teachers, periods, emergency contraception, raves, tampons, white boys, God, money. Friendship.

    The more she learns about the world the less she understands. Michaela Coel plays ...

  • Audio Description: The Comedy of Errors

    Movie + 4 extras

    This is the audio described version of The Comedy of Errors

    Separated at birth, two sets of twins collide in the same city for one crazy day, as multiple mistaken identities lead to confusion on a grand scale.

    Dominic Cooke directs Lenny Henry and Lucian Msamati in Shakespeare's furiously pace...

  • Audio Description: Medea

    Movie + 5 extras

    This is the audio described version of Medea

    Heartbroken and stricken with grief, Medea plans appalling revenge on her ex-husband, Jason, to destroy everything she holds dear.

    Helen McCrory plays the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, with music written b...

  • Consent: Audio Description

    Movie + 4 extras

    This is the Audio Described version of Consent

    Friends take opposing briefs in a rape case. The key witness is a woman whose life seems a world away from theirs. At home, their own lives begin to unravel as every version of the truth is challenged.

    Nina Raine’s funny, painful and challenging p...

  • The Deep Blue Sea: Audio Description

    Movie + 4 extras

    This is the Audio Described version of The Deep Blue Sea

    When Hester is found following a failed suicide attempt, the story of her tempestuous affair and marriage breakdown begins to emerge. With it comes a portrait of need, loneliness and long-repressed passion.

    Playing one of the greatest fe...

  • Julius Caesar: Audio Description

    Movie + 3 extras

    This is the Audio Described version of Julius Caesar

    Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate his victory. Alarmed by his popularity and growing power, a small group plot to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of t...

  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Audio Description

    Movie + 4 extras

    This is the Audio Described version of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

    A Mississippi family gather at their country property to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell each other. Brick and Maggie dance around the secrets and sexual tensions that th...

  • Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches - Audio Description

    Movie + 4 extras

    This is the Audio Described version of Angels In America Part One: Millennium Approaches.
    This is part one of the part two play.

    America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, six New Yorkers with interconnecting lives grapple with life and d...

  • Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika - Audio Description

    Movie + 4 extras

    This is the Audio Described version of Angels In America Part Two: Perestroika.
    This is part two of the part one play.

    As the play continues, Part Two picks up the threads of our six New Yorkers whose relationships are in tatters and fates are rapidly intertwining.

    Prior, Joe, Belize, Louis,...

  • Julie: Audio Description

    Movie + 4 extras

    This is the Audio Described version of Julie.

    Wild and single, Julie throws a huge party in her luxurious London house which rapidly descends into a fight for her own survival.

    Vanessa Kirby plays Julie in Polly Stenham’s shocking and fiercely relevant new version of August Strindberg’s play ...

  • Coriolanus: Audio Description

    Movie + 4 extras

    This is the Audio Described version of Coriolanus.

    When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on its hero and defender: Coriolanus. But he has enemies at home too.

    Tom Hiddleston plays the arrogant and fearsome general Coriolanus, in Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of politic...

  • Othello: Audio Description

    Movie + 4 extras

    This is the Audio Described version of Othello.

    Furious about being overlooked for promotion, Iago plots to take revenge against his General, Othello.

    In this acclaimed production of Shakespeare’s timeless tale of envy and brutal revenge, Adrian Lester plays Othello and Rory Kinnear is the dup...

  • Amadeus: Audio Description

    Movie + 4 extras

    This is the Audio Described version of Amadeus.

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius and seized by obsessive jealousy, court composer Antonio Salieri begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately, with God. ...

  • Phèdre: Audio Description

    Movie + 4 extras

    This is the Audio Described version of Phèdre.

    Consumed by an uncontrollable passion for her young stepson, and believing her absent husband is dead, Phèdre confesses her darkest desires and enters the world of nightmare.

    Helen Mirren plays the title role in this acclaimed production of the cla...

  • The Cherry Orchard: Audio Description

    Movie + 4 extras

    This is the Audio Described version of The Cherry Orchard.

    Russia, 1904. Ranyevskaya and her brother snub the lucrative scheme of a local entrepreneur to save their family estate. In so doing, they put up their lives up for auction and jeopardise the future of their beloved cherry orchard.

    Zo...